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1942B US History H

Module 17 Extra Credit

TermDefinition
Causes of Great Depression Stock Market Crash of 1929, Bank Failures, Reduction in Purchasing Across the Board, and Drought Conditions
Vietnamization Policy created by the Richard Nixon administration to create a program to end the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. This also reduced the number of U.S. combat troops.
Vietnam War Timeline 1862: Vietnam became part of the French Empire 1930: Ho Chi Minh helped to form the Indo-Chinese Communist Party 1941: Vietminh formed 1945: Japan gave Vietnam to the Vietminh; Democratic Republic of Vietnam is made 1946: war between French&Vietminh
New Deal Series of programs that were enacted in the United States between 1933 and 1938, most notable being Social Security
McCarthyism Making accusations of subversion or treason without evidence
SCLC The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is an African-American civil rights organization. had a large role in the American Civil Rights Movement. SCLC had a large role in the American Civil Rights Movement. First president was MLK Jr.
Cold War A state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc and powers in the Western Bloc.
Bay of Pigs A failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the CIA-sponsored paramilitary group Brigade 2506
Caesar Chavez An American labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962.
The Great Society Set of domestic programs in the United States launched by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964–65. The main goal was the elimination of poverty and racial injustice.
Saving money during the Great Depression Sew your own clothes, grow your own herbs and veggies, keeping leftovers to reuse, can your own foods,
The Highway Act of 1956 This law authorized the construction of a 41,000-mile network of interstate highways that would span the nation.
Korean War Began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations aided South Korea. China aided North Korea, and the Soviet Union gave some assistance
Freedom rides civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 to challenge the non-enforcement of the United States Supreme Court decisions Morgan v. Virginia (1946) and Boynton v. Virginia (1960)
Watergate Major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s, following a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. in 1972.
Pearl Harbor Surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941
President Truman dropping the Atomic Bomb At the order of President Harry S. Truman, dropped nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945 during the final stage of World War II.
Manhattan Project Research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons, led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada.
WWII and Hitler A nationalist, miltarist, racist, and anti-Semite, Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933 and quickly transformed Germany into a totalitarian fascist state. He was responsible killing over 10mil people, trying to create his "superior race"
Women and WWII Women joined the nurse corps and the armed forces, took over men's place in factories, raised money for war bonds, collected blood, rolled bandages, aided in civil defense, tended Victory Gardens, and hosted troops.
Cuban Missile Crisis 13-day confrontation between U.S. & Soviet Union concerning American ballistic missile deployment in Italy and Turkey with consequent Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba. Often considered closest the Cold War came to a full-scale nuclear war.
President Reagan’s presidency Took office as the 40th United States president following a landslide win over Democratic President Jimmy Carter in the 1980 presidential election. Reagan set the tone for an era of American public discourse in which the principles of American conservati
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution Gave U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson authorization, without a formal declaration of war by Congress, for the use of conventional military force in Southeast Asia.
Reagonomics Economic policies of the former US president Ronald Reagan, associated especially with the reduction of taxes and the promotion of unrestricted free-market activity.
1950’s economic growth in the U.S. Economy overall grew by 37% during the 1950s, the median American family had 30% more purchasing power than at the beginning,inflation was minimal in part because of Eisenhower's persistent efforts to balance the federal budget unemployment remained low.
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